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Old 08-05-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

Seriously, I constantly get people coming in to BRU trying to buy this monstrosity
Amazon.com: Safety 1st Seat Belt Adjuster: BabyAmazon.com: Safety 1st Seat Belt Adjuster: Baby
because they bought that stupid cheap booster at Walmart and *REFUSE* to *CONSIDER* that if the belt is rubbing on your kid's neck that bad, you need to cut your loses and buy a new seat, the one you have ISN'T WORKING

I got a family today that put their kid in the middle with a lapbelt only because the belt was rubbing his neck so bad. At least we got to have a long chat about how sadly pathetic the state of customer education is in regards to seat safety, seatbelt syndrome, and proper belt fit. But the idea of buying a new seat, instead of expensive gadgets to make a wrong seat work, was just totally out of the realm of possibility for them.

What to do with people who have this seat and no adjuster? I'm temped to see if the Sunshine Kids Sure Fit works, but what else might do it? A Graco one?

PS, Cosco used to have adjusters. I never used mine, sent it to a friend, I never needed one (because I only put larger kids in boosters, perhaps? lol), so I assumed no one else does. Oh how wrong I was. Sigh.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

I saw one in the One Step Ahead catalog that claims that it adjusts without pulling the lap belt up. (They show it used with a booster-- which irritated me, because if you're using a booster it should position the belt right, or you need a different booster!) This is it: http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...mSource=Search It looks kind of like it anchors with... a locking clip.

Please note: I am not endorsing or promoting use of this product. One should use a high backed booster or booster that comes with a belt positioner if the booster your child is in does not position the shoulder belt right.

(That wasn't for you, I'm sure you know, Julie. )
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

That looks better than most of them. I am guessing in this case they really couldn't win with the picture, because they couldn't very well show a kid with no booster in an ill-fitting belt... But for me, this might be an acceptable product, since I don't fit in any boosters and yet often have the shoulderbelt cutting into my neck. ;P
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

If you click the thumbnails there is one shown without a booster.

Also, I love that on the page where they warn that "some positioners" pull the lap belt dangerously high, they have a link to one that does on their "related products" list.
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

The thumbnails wouldn't work for me at all, but my computer is acting funny because I am running something very memory-intensive. I will look again later.
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

Huh. It was working a second ago but now it's not working for me either.
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

Oh, good, that's the one I recommended to them (The Amazon review said one of the clip parts didn't stay tight, so I'm sort of fretting now and wanting to buy one to test it out myself...it actually might be a workable solution to my chin-splitting rear center shoulderbelt....)

I wish we had the Autosafe in this country (sorry, I'm running out the door, but google it, it's totally cool!)
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Re: Sick and tired of the High Rise/Ambassador not having a belt adjuster

http://www.autosafeproducts.co.nz/heightadjuster.html

That does look cool.
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